A. A. A new utility has been written called DEFPRINT.EXE which allows the default printer to be set from the command prompt.

A couple of examples...

D:\>defprint /p

Found 2 printers

PrinterName: \\EDUC-HQ\Comm Ed (North)

ServerName: \\EDUC-HQ

PortName: edu-ce-hp5-2

DriverName: HP LaserJet 5

PrintProcessor: winprint

ShareName: commed-2

PrinterName: \\EDUC-HQ\Comm Ed (South)

ServerName: \\EDUC-HQ

PortName: EDU_COMMED_HP5M

DriverName: HP LaserJet 5

PrintProcessor: winprint

ShareName: commed-1

D:\>defprint /d commed-1
Would set the default printer to commed-1

Equally,

D:\>defprint /d edu_commed_hp5m
would do the same job

D:\>defprint /d lpt1
Would set the default printer to be the local printer (only if it existed)